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Courchevel 1650 Resort and Luxury Accommodation (Chalets & Apartments)

Courchevel 1650

You may be aware that the resort of Courchevel is NOT made up of ONE town but a collection of villages built at different levels. Courchevel 1650 aka Moriond is among the 05 villages that make up the resort of Courchevel. It’s separated from the rest of the resort sitting on the other side of the valley from the main body of Courchevel and offers affordable accommodation, although its dominated by high-rise hotels, apartment blocks and is somewhat incongruous when compared to the carefully constructed and natural villages and make up the rest of Courchevel. That said it does offer far cheaper accommodation that in some cases backs straight on to the pistes, and there is a friendly vibe to the place, with a few good bars in the centre of town like Rokcy’s and bubble bar. You can also find some In resort restaurants like the Bistrot Le C for mouth-watering French cuisine or Le Petit Savoyard for Savoyard specialties and wood-oven pizzas. Continue up to the top of the road and you will reach its fashionable sister resort Courchevel 1850. Although, Moriond is Less chic than Courchevel 1850, the small village of Courchevel 1650 offers great and the same access to the vast ski area or the world’s largest ski area.

Courchevel 1650

From 1550 towards 1650 you will see on your left huge new indoor water park named Aqua motion. This will tell you that you arrived at Courchevel 1650. Courchevel 1650, aka, Courchevel Moriond set on the main road who pass through town at the centre. There you can find All sorts of shops, restaurants and bars. It has a huge new watersport center called aqua motion (See below for the video clip) Courchevel 1650 also have a great toboggan run, named “Moriond Racing”.

This lively village Courchevel 1650 is popular with the Brits and younger holidaymakers.  Don’t expect the après ski scene to be like Meribel, the other three valleys ski resort. If you are looking for an affordable ski holiday with a decent après setting Pretty Courchevel 1650 will not disappoint you, regardless of your age. So, if you are not interested to meet a celebrity or if you are not looking for Louis Vuitton or Prada shops of Courchevel 1850 but searching an incredible ski area with inexpensive Chalet accommodation, then Courchevel 1650 is the right place to be.

Aqua motion video presentation

Courchevel 1650 (Moriond) Tourist Office (Official)

The reception desk of the Courchevel Moriond Tourist Office offers you with all useful documentation and advice from their staff to ensure that you have a a wonderful Ski or Summer Holiday in Courchevel 1650 (Please Click on the logo below to take you to the official website of Moriond).

courchevel tourism office logo

Click to view the Web Cam

The Courchevel resort summary is: Courchevel has 97 lifts within its 577 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1400m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 100 trail at Courchevel.

Ski seasons: What is the best time to Ski in Courchevel?

The best time to ski in Chamonix is from mid-December to the end of April, with North-facing slopes snow condition is almost snow sure in Courchevel during the season. However, we never know with the modern climate how things change for various reasons if the Snow God needs some helping hand Courchevel has more than 500 snow cannons, which will come as a helping hand for such times.

What are the snow conditions in the ski season?

Courchevel Ski Resort for Early Season Skiing – Pre Christmas – Chalet ski deals

With Christmas lights set on from early December, Courchevel turns into a pretty winter wonderland. The North facing slopes means snow is 90% Guaranteed and it’s chilly, you will not be disappointed with excellent snow conditions from early-December until the seasons come to an end. If you a looking for Cheap Luxury ski holidays with Courchevel, such as cheap lift passes with slopes all to yourself, Prior to Christmas rush, then Pre-Christmas ski break in Chamonix is worth every penny.

Christmas / New Year Ski season in Courchevel

If you’re looking to spend Christmas and New year ski holidays in a pretty, prestigious town, Courchevel (1850) is an ideal winter paradise to be, with the best snow conditions. Stay in a Luxurious Ski chalet in Courchevel. Peak/High-season comes with Christmas & New Year week, though, in the alpine mountains it can be crowded and exclusive – For those families who don’t mind this, it’s a great Ski vacation on the magical Alpine setting that can make a memorable ski chalet holiday in the Courchevel. It’s all about celebration festivities, gathering, firecrackers, lots of wine and champagne in front of a private Fireplace inside your chalet. Enjoy this special charming winter Ski Holiday with family or friends.

January Ski season 

January is always a cold month in the Alps, yet the powder is dry and light, and you are sure to see many Russian skiers here to party during their Christmas holidays on the 7th of January, it can be noisy and crazy, so be prepared to expect some noise until the middle of January. The restaurants & bars are busy and geared up to cater for the Russian Christmas holidays in Courchevel. Luxury Chalets get full and booked by the Russian agents for this period.

Courchevel puts on a great show for the Russian holidays, they include Russian choir performances and Father Christmas. This affects mostly Courchevel (1850), so expect to see the slopes packed with wealthy Russians. January is also the month Courchevel has BMW Polo Masters, so it can be busy month for those who wish to seek quieter ski areas and slopes.

February / Half terms

February is Powder hound’s month for Courchevel,  with top-quality snow of the season, the red and black runs higher up the mountain on Vizelle or Chanrossa are great to ski. Courchevel has state-of-the lift infrastructures, they are fast-moving lift means queues are minimal, will not make you feel crowded during the half-term holidays. It’s one of the best times to hit the slopes, the Air is cold, the sun is out and the skiing is good makes February hugely popular. February half-term is the peak date of the holiday season with families.


March has so much to offer with great snowy, sunny long days you can party and enjoy the vibrant après ski scene march. March is the best time to explore Courchevel’s black and red runs.


Courchevel is also great for Easter, particularly if you’re on a ski holiday with the family. April is a wonderful time to visit Courchevel. Not just for skiing during the Easter holidays, but also see other Easter based celebrations and activities. While it can be warmer you, with clear blue skies it’s picturesque to go skiing.

However, before making plans for ski holidays in Courchevel we advise you to see the snow condition of Courchevel.

Live snow forecast in Courchevel

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